byGreen, John Patterson, b. 1845; Green, John Patterson, b. 1845, inscriber. GEU
John Patterson Green is the author of this account, based on his early years in New Bern, North Carolina and the few years he lived in South Carolina after the Civil War. The story opens in 1871 and describes small town life for African Americans in the South during Reconstruction. Much of the story is told as an account of a journey through the Carolinas, with descriptions of abandoned plantations, bygone camp meetings, towns with little life or commerce, all reviving memories of antebellum... Topics: Ku-Klux Klan (1866-1869), Ku-Klux Klan (1866-1869), Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877),...